this declaration of Guillaume Genton on his dog which scandalizes the chroniclers…

It is a news item that shocked more than one last Tuesday, 18-month-old girl was attacked by a dog in the face. “An Uncategorized American Wolfdog”, according to the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service of Pas-de-Calais, who was later euthanized. The opportunity to discuss it the next day, September 7, on the set of “TPMP”. And as much to say that the opinions diverged, sometimes creating strong tensions between the chroniclers. “No, we don’t have the right to life or death over animals. Those who are responsible are those who import without authorization these dogs that have wolf genes. They are wild animals”, hammered Gilles Verdez. Before Benjamin Castaldi shares an experience similar to that of the little girl with a member of his family. “A dog that bites, unfortunately that’s the rule (…) When there is a death, what are you going to do? A beautiful show where we cry and where you are going to invite the lady? It’s too late after. I prefer my children to dogs (…) A dog that has tasted blood must be suppressed. I have a little cousin who has lost half of her face, half of her throat and you could see her trachea. She has a device to breathe. And what do we do afterwards, are we going to cry again? (…) We picked up my little cousin’s cheek on the table with the vocal cords exposed and it stopped a few centimeters from the jugular. You can’t take risks. A dog that has bitten will do it again”he said.

But while it was heating up on Cyril Hanouna’s set, Guillaume Genton scandalized most columnists with his remarksand particularly Matthieu Delormeau. “I’m fed up that we consider a dog as a subspecies. Like an object that we throw in the trash and that we kill as soon as there is a problem. They are living beings endowed with sensitivity. They have the right to live. There are other ways than killing them to put them out of harm’s way. Why don’t we do that with humans? At that moment, a human who attacks them another one must be killed immediately (…)”, he blurted out. Before adding: “My dogs are like my children”. And it’s not just the columnists and the public of “TPMP” who were shocked, internet users too. “You’re seriously kidding!”, “to puke Guillaume’s answer”, “Genton catastrophic”, “Genton’s answer is horrible”can we read on Twitter.

Laura Bertrand

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